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Weekend Baking – Almond and Orange Zest Dense Butter Cake

22/09/2017 | By

Want cake, but have no fancy appliances? No worries. All you need is a bowl and a wooden spoon to make my tasty Almond and Orange Zest Dense Butter Cake.

weekend baking almond and orange zest dense butter cake

Spring has been dragging it’s heels somewhat this year. We’ve been getting one or two deliciously sunny days, then a week of cold and wet weather.

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Fennel Braised in Orange Juice – a Deliciously Simple Winter Favourite

18/08/2017 | By

This fennel braised in orange juice may not look like a show-stopping dish, but the flavours are deliciously intense. A fabulous use of seasonal favourites.

deliciously intense fennel braised in orange juice

It seems like ages since I shared a recipe with you, my lovely readers, but I made this modest-looking fennel braised in orange juice on the weekend and fell in love with it. 

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Home-Made Tomato Sauce – Too Easy!

07/04/2017 | By

As the last of the summer fruit shows up in the stores, it’s time to grab some inexpensive, over-ripe tomatoes & whip up your own home-made tomato sauce.

home-made tomato sauce

Well the new kitchen is up and running, albeit with raw, scarred walls where the old tiles were removed, which is pretty ugly – so I have no update on these images just yet (except for a tiny hint I shared on Instagram last week).

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Sholeh Zard – Persian Saffron Rice Pudding

17/03/2017 | By

Sholeh Zard, Persian saffron rice pudding, is a golden, fragrant and delicious way to switch up your traditional rice pudding game.

sholeh zard

Well, as I predicted in my post a of a couple of weeks back, life without a kitchen has been “interesting”. 

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Turkish Bread Recipe

10/02/2017 | By

It’s easy to make these delicious, golden Turkish bread loaves at home – and if you have a Magimix Cook Expert it’s also super-fast!

Recipe for Turkish bread

I arrived home last week from a couple of weeks away and, as usual, my first inclination was to bake. My thoughts turned to a recipe for Turkish bread that I had seen on the Orgasmic Chef food blog. 

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Willunga Almonds – Book Review

13/01/2017 | By

The delightful new book from Wakefield Press, Willunga Almonds by Helen Bennetts, is a great look at the history of almonds in South Australia.

Helen Bennetts new book, Willunga Almonds

Readers who follow my Facebook page will recently have seen a very rare photo of me, taken at the launch of a new South Australian food book, Willunga Almonds (Wakefield Press), by Helen Bennetts. 

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